Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



If you would like to find out how to become a member please go to our membership information page.

Contact us

If you would like to contact ECF please email your enquiry to: earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk


This is the new website for the Early Childhood Forum (ECF), which brings together national organizations and professional associations in the early childhood sector for all young children from birth to seven. ECF exists to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate differences and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.

News & Events

2018 - 2019 Early Childhood Forum Meeting Dates

The 2019 dates are confirmed as:

(Meetings are only open to paid-up members)

NB: DATE CHANGE, now Tuesday 12 MARCH 2019

Thursday 6 June

October meeting TBA  (includes election of committee members)

All meetings start at 10:30 and will be held at Montessori, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PE

The Steering Group usually meets in the month preceeding these main meetings, so if you have any issues you wish to be raised please let us know in good time.

10:30 -15:30 at the new venue: Montessori, Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, London NW8 0PE

Thursday 6 June 2019, same venue and timings

October 2019 meeting TBA (includes election for committee members).

Transport to the new venue:

Buses: 189, 139 get off at Marlborough Place stop and 2 mins walk. From Paddington, 332 get off at Elgin Avenue/Maida Vale stop

Tubes: St Johns Wood (Jubilee and 8 mins walk)

             Maida Vale (Bakerloo and 10 mins walk)

There is no parking at this venue.

The next Steering Group committee meeting will be in the month preceeding the main meetings, so if you have any issues or items you wish to be discussed please email them to earlychildhoodforum@yahoo.co.uk in good time for consideration.

EY Funding

The Department for Education has issued new details regarding revised funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Follow this link:


Scope of major children's services review set out

A major review of the role of local authorities in relation to children will look at councils' responsibilities for early years, special educational needs, and school improvement, it has been confirmed. Read the full article from Children & Young People Now here.

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